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I'd suggest that the tag be burninated. It doesn't have a summary yet, and seems to be used in rather different contexts. It doesn't seem to serve much purpose.

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Really? I was really sure that real was the really real deal. –  Richard J. Ross III Oct 4 '13 at 8:01
    
Nuke that tag, but keep the puns –  user234239 Oct 4 '13 at 8:03
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On a slightly more serious note, I would think that real would actually be used for real numbers, I'm quite surprised by what actually is there. Definitely a fan of burnination, and closure of many of those bad questions. –  Richard J. Ross III Oct 4 '13 at 8:03
    
@RichardJ.RossIII There are questions like real-time, real-escape, real-device, real-conversion, real space, sql real, ... tagged real. I'm not sure if it helps! –  devnull Oct 4 '13 at 8:04
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Things like real-device, real-conversion, and real-escape don't really have much meaning at first glance, do they? All things considered, I don't think trying to split this tag into multiple sub tags makes sense. –  Richard J. Ross III Oct 4 '13 at 8:05
    
Wouldn't it be enough to only remove the tag from those few question where the OP is asking something about an 'actual' value? –  rene Oct 4 '13 at 8:06
    
I didn't hint splitting the tag. As you mentioned, the only reasonable usage might have been in context of real numbers. However, that doesn't seem to be the case. It's probably best to get rid of. –  devnull Oct 4 '13 at 8:07
    
@rene but that still leaves the tag without a concrete meaning, making it useless for SEO and question discovery, the main purpose of the tags. –  Richard J. Ross III Oct 4 '13 at 8:07
    
@RichardJ.RossIII The tag would then be only appropiate for question in respect of real numbers. but we can decide to retag to floating-point there is a tag for double as well, should that go as well then? –  rene Oct 4 '13 at 8:13
    
I cleaned out all the Qs that had [real]+[time] or meant real-time, cleaned up stuff talking about "real devices" (phones), and removed the tag on a few that had it for no good reason. Should only be Qs left that talk about real numbers in a way or another, not sure what to do with the tag at this point. –  Mat Oct 4 '13 at 9:20
    
If we want a tag for real numbers, I suggest replacing it with real-number or similar, as the name actually describes it then. –  Dukeling Oct 4 '13 at 9:51